At NASA, balancing the need to innovate to meet project requirements with the amount of risk you are able to tolerate is always an important consideration for leaders.
Finding a sweet spot between these two considerations can determine the likelihood of success for a project. Rob Manning, the Mars Program Engineering manager for JPL’s Mars Exploration Program and ESA project manager, Rudi Schmidt discuss this issue at the time marker 29:51 – 33:57 in the video from Masters with Masters 7.
NASA Case Studies on Risk
NASA APPEL Course on Risk Management: